1. JFK was the 35th President of the U.S. from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963.
  2. JFK died younger than any other U.S. president to date.
  3. JFK's application to Harvard was just 5 sentences long.
  4. During his time as a Congressman and later as U.S. President, John F Kennedy donated all of his salary to charity.
  5. JFK
    has been the
    only Roman Catholic
    U.S. president.
  6. John F. Kennedy won a Pulitzer Prize in 1957, although much of the book was ghostwritten by his aide Theodore Sorensen.
  7. John F Kennedy had such concerns about the space program's high cost, that he proposed partnering with the Soviet Union on a joint expedition to the moon.
  8. In 1962, John F Kennedy secretly installed a taping system in the White House.
  9. In 1999, the U.S. government paid the Zapruder family US$16 million for the film of JFK's assassination.
  10. JFK bought 1,200 cuban cigars just hours before signing the embargo against Cuba.
  11. John F. Kennedy, had he lived, would have inherited a fortune from his father estimated at US$1 billion in today's dollars, adjusted for inflation.
  12. Larry King crashed into John F. Kennedy's car in 1958. JFK said he'd forget the whole thing if King promised to vote for him when he ran for president.
  13. The White House Correspondent's Dinner was men-only until 1962, when JFK refused to attend unless women did.
  14. JFK's last child, Patrick, died two days after birth in August 1963.
  15. C.S. Lewis, Aldous Huxley, and John F. Kennedy died on the same day.
  16. As Senator, JFK had been opposed to the Apollo space program and wanted to terminate it.
  17. As one of his first presidential acts, JFK asked Congress to create the Peace Corps.
  18. Aspiring actor Leonard Nimoy once gave a cab ride to future president John F Kennedy.
  19. JFK was the first person born in the 20th century to serve as U.S. president.
  20. JFK is credited as the founder of the
    U.S.-Israeli military alliance.
  21. After John F. Kennedy's WW2 PT boat was sunk, he wrote a message on a coconut asking for help. It worked. Kennedy kept the coconut and it became a Presidential paperweight.
  22. In 1961, a little girl wrote a letter to JFK asking if Santa Claus was OK during the Soviet's nuclear testing at the North Pole. Kennedy wrote back to her saying that he spoke with Santa and that he's okay.
  23. Due to a lack of family and friends in attendance at his funeral, the pallbearers of Lee Harvey Oswald's casket were reporters.
  24. A 62% majority of Americans believe that JFK was killed in a conspiracy and that there was an official cover up.
  25. JFK was the first President to have been a Boy Scout.
  26. The CIA is supposed to release the JFK assassination records to the public no later than October 26, 2017.
  27. Before the assassination of President Kennedy, it was not a Federal offense to kill the President or Vice President of the United States.
  28. After the assassination of JFK, all three U.S. TV networks interrupted their regular programming to cover it for 4 straight days, the longest uninterrupted news event until 9/11.
  29. Lee Harvey Oswald wasn't arrested for killing JFK. He was actually arrested for fatally shooting a police officer 45 minutes after the death of Kennedy.
  30. John F. Kennedy's brain was removed and stored in the National Archive after his autopsy. The brain was subsequently lost and remains missing to this day.
  31. The shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald, the man accused of killing U.S. President John F. Kennedy, was the first known human killing seen live on TV.
  32. Throughout his life, JFK had four spinal surgeries, two of them nearly resulting in his death.
  33. John F. Kennedy's Eternal Flame in Arlington National Cemetery has only gone out twice since 1963.
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